Client Strategic Property Management
Timeframe 2 days
An property management company called ASAP Drain Guys & Plumbing out to an apartment complex in Oceanside, CA. They reported there was a leak present inside and outside of the laundry room. Upon arrival it was evident there was water coming out from the asphalt. The team of technicians completed a leak investigation and determined the leak was a cold water line underground that feeds the adjacent building. It was necessary to use leak detection equipment with CO2 to pinpoint the general area of where the leak in the line was.
The technicians gained approval from management to do an emergency water shut off to the building. The team began to jackhammer the asphalt near the cleanout and dug down to expose the broken PVC pipe. The technician found a 2″ x 1 1/4″ x 3/4″ tee that was cracked. He removed the tee and installed a new schedule 80 – 2″ x 1 1/4″ x 3/4″ tee with new mechanical couplings. The water was left shut off overnight to allow the PVC glue to dry completely.
The technician returned the following day and turned the water on to the building and tested for leaks. No leaks were present while testing. The trench was backfilled with dirt and covered with a traffic rated cleanout box.